Monday, March 1, 2010

Hurry Up Canada Post: My First On-Line Yarn Order

I found it very strange buying yarn and not first being able to touch it. Plus, I had to take the chance that the color on the computer screen would be the color of the yarn I get from Elann via Canada Post.

Twenty skeins of Elann Peruvian Highland Chunky in Oxford Grey Heather are on their way to my local post office.

This is all in aid of making hubby Jarod Flood's take on Paton's Urban Aran Cardigan. Luckily, Elann also had the Paton's pattern book "Street Smart" which contains the original pattern.

I guessed estimated the amount of skeins to order by scouring for information on Ravelry's forums and finished projects. Mocha Heather yarn was my original color choice for the cardigan. After thinking it over, I decided grey would suit hubby better than brown.

I'm excited about this project. I haven't knit a sweater since the summer. The Urban Aran Cardigan is loaded with cables which I love to knit.

Hurry up Canada Post!

Happy yarn buying!


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I am actually sort of hooked on buying yarn online. I usually reserve my online purchases for something I can't get in a store (for some reason) - it is just the BEST when the package of yarn arrives in the mail! Which reminds me, I am expecting a yarny package sometime soon...